USA Tours

USA Tours

Whether you want to explore around town or across the country, JOY knows you have passion to learn about various destinations and meet fellow travelers who want to have fun, too. Speak with your JOY travel consultant regarding current travel specials.

Below are some featured travel opportunities to consider. JOY Tour & Travel looks forward to answering any questions and recommending additional travel experiences that will delight you.

 

Tour Activity Levels: Activity Level is indicated for each tour.
Relaxed – Activities at your pace and leisure.
Easy – Minimal walking required.
Moderate – Attractions require 1-2 hours of walking and/or standing at a time.
High – Extremely active tour engagements (such as 2+ hours of hiking or walking on unpaved/uneven ground, etc).

 

Girlfriend Getaway

April 14 – 15, 2020 – RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 6-7, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $249*
Grab your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and/or daughters for a fun-filled shopping adventure at the Annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale in Fort Wayne, IN. Who doesn’t love a great sale? Located inside the 100,000 square foot Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, you will find the largest selection of Vera Bradley favorites with multiple styles, patterns and colors to choose from.  Your VIP Access allows you to skip the line and go right in to the Main Shopping floor, as well as access to a private waiting room with complimentary refreshments and your own check-out.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 1 Night’s Accommodations, 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner), VIP Access to Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Myrtle Beach

April 19 – 26, 2020 – RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 18-25, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $1129*
Beautiful sandy beaches, first-class live entertainment, exciting attractions, exquisite dining, plus so much more — Myrtle Beach is where you belong!  Stay at the beautiful Sea Watch Resort located right on the beach in North Myrtle Beach. Discover the amazing ecosystem of the marshes aboard the Saltwater Marsh Explorer.  Taking the picturesque coastline of the Intracoastal Waterway on the Island Time Dinner Cruise. Take in a fun-filled show at the Carolina Opry.  There will be optional excursions to the Brookgreen Gardens and the Duplin Winery. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy the beach, the resort amenities and to venture out to Myrtle Beach staples such as Barefoot Landing, the Grand Strand, any of the many golf courses, and so much more!
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation from Cincinnati, 7 Night’s Accommodations (2 enroute, 5 in Myrtle Beach), 13 meals (7 breakfasts and 6 dinners), all touring and attractions as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions and accommodations, luggage handling at Sea Watch Resort and a professional Tour Director.

 

 

Savannah and Charleston in the Spring

April 25-May 2, 2020 – RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 24 – MAY 1, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $1929*
Enjoy the blooms and sunshine exploring the Historic District of Savannah, Low Country and Charleston.  Take a guided City Tour in both Savannah & Charleston.  Tour the Savannah History Museum and Old Fort Jackson.  Take in a performance at the Savannah Theatre.  Enjoy the scenery on a sightseeing tour through Low Country and Tybee Island.  Learn about the local dolphins and other marsh wildlife on a Dolphin Discovery Cruise on Tybee Island.  Learn about the history and take in the grandeur of Middleton Place and Magnolia Gardens on guided tours.  Relax aboard the Spirit of Carolina as you take in the beautiful sunset during a luxury Dinner Cruise.  Special stop at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, too.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 7 nights hotel accommodations (2 enroute), 13 meals (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners), all sightseeing and touring as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Pacific Coast Explorer

June 3-12, 2020 – CANCELLED
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $3389*
From Seattle to San Francisco, journey down the scenic coastline along the Pacific Ocean.  Explore Seattle, the “Emerald City”, including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and a cruise across Puget Sound to Tillicum Village.  In Tacoma, visit the Museum of Glass and then journey to Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument before arriving in Portland, the “City of Roses”.  View the beauty of the famous Portland Rose Gardens and the Portland Japanese Garden.  Experience the Festival of Roses! Take in the majestic views of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Willamette Valley and along the scenic Oregon Coast.  Visit the Oregon Aquarium and Oceanographic Museum in Newport.  The Redwood National Park will take your breath away.  Travel through Eureka, CA and California’s Wine Country with a stop at a winery in Sonoma.  Cross the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco to stay right in Union Square.  Tour the highlights of the “gateway to the Orient” such as Golden Gate Park, the Civic Center, the Presidio, Chinatown and much more!
Tour Includes: 9 Night’s Accommodations, Motor Coach transportation while on the West Coast, 15 meals (9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners), all sightseeing, touring, attractions and admissions as listed, taxes and gratuities for included meals, luggage handling and a professional tour director.
*Note: Airfare NOT included.

 

 

Coach & Cruise to New England & Canada

June 5-14, 2020 – CANCELLED
Tour Activity Level: Relaxed
from $2299*
Travel by Motor Coach to/from Manhattan Cruise Port in New York City, stopping for one night’s rest each way. In New York, check in and relax aboard the Norwegian Pearl as you set sail up the Northeastern Coastline for Canada and New England.  Ports of Call in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint Johns, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor, ME; Portland, ME; and Newport, RI. Choose to stay in an Interior, Oceanview or Balcony cabin.
Cruise/Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation to/from Cruise Port, 2 nights hotel in route, 7 night cruise, 2 breakfasts in route + all cruise meals (excluding specialty restaurants), $75 onboard credit per cabin, Govt/Port Fees & Taxes, luggage handling, and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Celebration Belle River Cruise

July 13-16, 2020 – RESCHEDULED TO JULY 12-15, 2021
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $899*
Depart for a wonderful experience as your motor coach whisks you away for an excursion adventure on the Mississippi River. Try your luck at a hand of poker once you have check into the Isle Hotel and Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa. Relax and enjoy your all-day cruise to Dubuque Iowa through 2 lock and dams while listening to the narratives from the captain of the Celebration Belle. Admire one of the five finest Religious Tiffany collections of stained glass windows during your visit to St. Lukes. Savor a tour and tasting at the Stone Cliff Winery. Enjoy an afternoon on the Mississippi during a lunch and live entertainment Celebration Belle cruise.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, Mississippi River Day Cruise & Luncheon Cruise, 3 Night’s Accommodations, 8 meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners), all touring and attractions as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions and accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Newport, Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard

September 12 -18, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $2089*
Fly into Providence RI to start this fabulous tour. You will be touring The Breakers and Elms Mansions as well as the Newport Vineyards. After a tour of Providence and behind the scenes at Scialo Bakery, stop at New Bedford for a visit to the Whaling Museum. Head to Hyannis where you will spend 4 nights at your hotel with a harbor view. Your tour includes a high speed ferry to and a tour of the stunning island of Nantucket, a ferry ride and tour of the storybook island of Martha’s Vineyard and a tour of Cape Cod out to Provincetown. Touring in Hyannis includes Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the St. Francis Xavier Church. You will travel the scenic Route 6A, driving through colonial villages filled with wonderful examples of New England architecture and a drive through the Cape Cod National Seashore area with time in Provincetown, where you will you’re your choice of a Whale watching cruise or a Dune tour.
Tour Includes: Airport transfers and motor coach transportation, 6 night’s accommodations, 10 meals, tours and sightseeing as mentioned, ferries to both islands, whale watching or dune tour, luggage handling and a professional tour director.
*Note: Airfare NOT included.

 

 

A Sweet Time in Lancaster & Hershey, PA

September 14-17, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $859*
Visit Pennsylvania Amish Country and the sweetest place in the U.S.  Take a riding tour of Hershey, PA, “Chocolate Town”, and learn about the humble beginnings of its founder Milton Hershey.  Stop at Hotel Hershey and enjoy the many delights of Chocolate World!  Experience the culture of the Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster, PA.  Take a guided tour of the Amish Farmlands, enjoy dinner in an Amish home, shop handmade Amish goods and more.  Marvel at the talent at the American Music Theatre’s show, “Britain’s Best” and Sight & Sound Theater’s production of “Queen Esther”.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 3 nights hotel accommodations, 6 meals (3 breakfasts & 3 dinners), all sightseeing and touring as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Historic Blennerhassett Island

September 24-26, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $689*
Stay in the magnificent Blennerhassett Hotel that was built in 1889. Enjoy the beautiful relics and art from the Ohio Valley at the Blennerhassett Museum, including Indian artifacts from 9000 B.C., oil paintings, glassware and more. Enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Smoot Theatre. Take a steam wheeler boat ride over to Blennerhassett Island to tour the amazing Blennerhassett Mansion, one of the largest homes in the United States! Tour the island by horse-drawn carriage with a local guide and learn about its vast history.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 2 Night’s Accommodations, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners), all attractions and touring as listed, luggage handling, taxes and gratuities for included meals, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Red Cliffs Adventure by Rail

October 3-10, 2020
Guaranteed Departure
Tour Activity Level: High
land only from $2399*
Ride the rails to experience the beauty of Moab, Utah at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge! Take a daylight ride on Amtrak from Denver to Grand Junction Colorado viewing awesome scenery. Motor coach to beautiful Moab for a 4 night stay at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge. You will tour Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park by jet boat. If you are feeling adventurous, you can add a 2 hour Hummer tour of the famous slick rock or go horseback riding. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Capitol Reef before you travel scenic Highway 12 through Escalante National Monument. The day ends up at Bryce Canyon for a rim walk. Enjoy a day trip to Zion National Park with a local guide. Travel to Salt Lake City for a city tour before your flight home.
Tour Includes: 1 night accommodations in Denver, Amtrak transportation from Denver to Grand Junction Colorado in coach seating, 4 night’s accommodations at Red Cliffs Lodge, 2 night’s accommodations at Bryce Canyon, 13 meals (6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners), all included attractions, taxes and gratuities on included meals, step-on guide in Utah, transfers in Colorado and Utah to Salt Lake City and a JOY Tour Director.
*Note: Airfare NOT included.

 

 

West Virginia Fall Foliage by Train

October 21 – 24, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $829*
Far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern urban society, Elkins is a quaint town located at in the heart of West Virginia’s Mountain Highlands. Discover timeless beauty and vivid fall foliage on 2 train excursions through the scenic mountain wilderness of the Appalachians as you ride the rails on the New Tygart Flyer and the Durbin Rocket. Enjoy a toe tappin’ good time with 2 music shows at the Gandy Dancer Theatre.  Dine at historic Graceland Mansion and visit the Allegheny Glass Factory.  Uncover 100,000 years of history at the Stirrup Gallery.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 3 Night’s Accommodations, 7 meals (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners), all tours and attractions as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

French Lick & West Baden

November 13 – 14, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $489*
Enjoy a luxury getaway to the fabulous French Lick Springs Hotel & Resort.  Tour the area with a knowledgeable step on guide, be treated to a delicious dinner followed by a Holiday Show straight from Branson, MO. Tour the “Eighth Wonder of the World”… the West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark built in 1902 featuring a 200 foot domed atrium.  Savor the flavor of local wines at the French Lick Winery.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 1 Night’s Accommodations, 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 dinner), all tours and attractions as listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations and attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Historic Holiday in Gettysburg

November 30-December 3, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $669*
Begin your Holiday Season with JOY as we travel to historic Gettysburg, PA. Stay right in the heart of Gettysburg, about 3 blocks from the city center. Tour the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and learn about the life and legacy of America’s very first citizen to be sainted! Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center where you will be able to tour the exhibits, view the Cyclorama, watch a film presentation and then take a guided Sunset Battlefield Tour.  Experience a Civil War Christmas – “Ought it not be a Merry Christmas?” living history presentation after dinner at the historic Hickory Bridge Farm. Tour the Jennie Wade House and the Farnsworth House, where you will learn about the life and death of the only civilian to be killed during the battle and see both decorated for Christmas. Explore the country-side as you head to Hollabaugh Bros. Farms for an orchard tour and apple dumpling presentation and then savor various wine samples at the Adams County Winery.
Tour Includes: Motor coach transportation, 3 night’s accommodations, 7 meals (3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners), all attractions and tours as mentioned, taxes and gratuities on included meals and attractions, luggage handling, local guides and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Christmas Memories

December 10-12, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Moderate
from $619*
Always an annual favorite and this year we have decided to make it a Holiday Season special!  Come along on our annual Mystery Tour and reminisce on beloved “Christmas Memories”.  Celebrate the holidays with JOY and delight in traditions of the past and present!
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 2 Night’s Accommodation, 5 Meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner), 5 mystery attractions, taxes and gratuities on included meals, attractions & accommodations, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.

 

 

Sights & Sounds of Christmas

December 17-18, 2020
Tour Activity Level: Easy
from $459*
Enjoy holiday traditions in Indianapolis with JOY.  Stay right on Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indy, overlooking the Soldiers and Sailors Monument decorated for the 58th year as the Circle of Lights. Explore local creativity at the Festival of Trees, with over 100 Christmas trees each decorated by a local group or business. Attend the 35th Annual Yuletide Celebration put on by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with special guests performing classic Christmas carols and holiday pop favorites. Grab some last minute Christmas gifts at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, with more than 50 wooden huts selling authentic products imported from Germany, like wooden toys, nutcrackers, music boxes, ornaments and more.
Tour Includes: Motor Coach transportation, 1 night accommodation, 3 Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch & 1 dinner), all attractions listed, taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions, luggage handling and a JOY Tour Director.